008 The Pink Eagles: Making Robotics Soar

Daisy chats up the Pink Eagles, an all-girl robotics team from rural, northern Michigan, who won the older division of…

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007 Vertical Harvest Hydroponics—Farm-in-a-Box

Daisy chats up the winners of the American Farm Bureau’s Rural Entrepreneurship Contest, Dan Perpich and Cameron Willingham of Vertical…

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006 Immigration & Inclusion: The CRA Perspective

Daisy discusses a thorny, timely, and tumultuous issue with two representatives from the Center for Rural Affairs: Immigration and inclusion.…

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005 Jennifer Martin, Confident Students & Boosting Graduation Rates

Daisy chats up Jennifer, a high school principal in rural Georgia, about how to strengthen confidence in students; securing financial…

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004 Skydiving, Nebraska & Epiphanies

Daisy chats us Sean Tillery, the owner of the Nebraska Skydiving School, about how he started an incredibly successful skydiving…

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003 American Farm Bureau Federation, Hydroponics & Shark Tank

Daisy chats up AFB’s Lisa Benson and AFBFA’s Angela Mayfield about exciting Farm Bureau projects, including a $145,000 Entrepreneurial Challenge…

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002 The Center for Rural Affairs, the Farm Bill, and Advocacy

Daisy discusses the uber-important 2018 Farm Bill (it’s really a Rural Bill), crop insurance (ignore at your own peril), the…

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001 The NREA and Emerging Rural Education Issues

Daisy discusses how to advocate for and advance game-changing education issues with national and state officials of the National Rural…

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5 Soft Skills to Teach This Year

With our continued shift to a technology driven society, few days go by that I don’t have a conversation with someone concerned about “today’s kids’ ” lack of “Soft Skills.” As the mother of 2 of these aptly named “GEN Z” babies…I can understand the worry. As an adult who has simply adapted to the culture, not grown up in it, I often find myself buried in my mobile phone rather than having an actual conversation. I’ve even recently learned a “wear your ear buds to avoid conversation” trick when I’m exhausted…from my twelve year old. Yet soft skills remain…

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